Buster's Texas-Style Barbecue

★★★★☆
  • 11419 SW Pacific Hwy

    Tigard, OR 97223

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  • 503-452-8384

About Buster's Texas-Style Barbecue

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Have always had a good experience with Busters over the past few years. Whether catered, dine in, or take out. I would have given 5 stars, however; lately the line cooks have not been cutting off enough gristle from the brisket for sandwich orders. The BBQ beans are the best I've had.

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★★★★☆

Have always had a good experience with Busters over the past few years. Whether catered, dine in, or take out. I would have given 5 stars, however; lately the line cooks have not been cutting off enough gristle from the brisket for sandwich orders. The BBQ beans are the best I've had.

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I could talk about the food and ambiance, which were both fine. But there is something much more important to note here...

... I found an approximately one inch piece of thick hard gray plastic in my potato salad.

Um what? How does that happen?

And to make it worst, I didn't notice it until it was in my mouth and I bit down on it. Yeah, that was a little nasty.

Enough said.

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★☆☆☆☆

I could talk about the food and ambiance, which were both fine. But there is something much more important to note here...

... I found an approximately one inch piece of thick hard gray plastic in my potato salad.

Um what? How does that happen?

And to make it worst, I didn't notice it until it was in my mouth and I bit down on it. Yeah, that was a little nasty.

Enough said.

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The Busters Texas Style Barbecue is a very good place for a variety of BBQ'd foods they have all the traditional menu items. The food is already cooked and the service fast. Pick up lots of napkins, good and gooey.

4
★★★★☆

The Busters Texas Style Barbecue is a very good place for a variety of BBQ'd foods they have all the traditional menu items. The food is already cooked and the service fast. Pick up lots of napkins, good and gooey.

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I had a chance to try Buster's Tigard location when visiting the Portland-area with my son back in 2004. We both just loved the food and couldn't wait to come back. It took until August 2008 for me to be able to come back to this restaurant (I live in Northwest Washington, just slightly south of the Canadian border). The food was every bit as good as I remembered it!

My lunch consisted of a combination plate with brisket and sausage. I had potato salad and baked beans as my sides and was also served a piece of Texas Toast. One thing I've noticed over the years about Texas-style barbecue is that a person really loves it or can't stand it. There is no middle ground. As for me, I do love it and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Even bought a t-shirt to take home! The meats were good enough to have enjoyed without sauce, but I dipped mine in the spicy sauce along with some onions. FYI- in Texas-style bbq the sauce is served on the side, not slathered over the meats.

I only hope it isn't four more years before I return!

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★★★★★

I had a chance to try Buster's Tigard location when visiting the Portland-area with my son back in 2004. We both just loved the food and couldn't wait to come back. It took until August 2008 for me to be able to come back to this restaurant (I live in Northwest Washington, just slightly south of the Canadian border). The food was every bit as good as I remembered it!

My lunch consisted of a combination plate with brisket and sausage. I had potato salad and baked beans as my sides and was also served a piece of Texas Toast. One thing I've noticed over the years about Texas-style barbecue is that a person really loves it or can't stand it. There is no middle ground. As for me, I do love it and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Even bought a t-shirt to take home! The meats were good enough to have enjoyed without sauce, but I dipped mine in the spicy sauce along with some onions. FYI- in Texas-style bbq the sauce is served on the side, not slathered over the meats.

I only hope it isn't four more years before I return!

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I moved here from the southeastern US and have been in search of good BBQ since I arrived over 4 years ago. I have to admit that Buster's has really tasty BBQ. Their sauce is great, especially the spicy one. Their pulled pork is excellent. Their pecan pie is not too shabby either.

4
★★★★☆

I moved here from the southeastern US and have been in search of good BBQ since I arrived over 4 years ago. I have to admit that Buster's has really tasty BBQ. Their sauce is great, especially the spicy one. Their pulled pork is excellent. Their pecan pie is not too shabby either.

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I love this place and frequent the Milwaukie location as well. They have great food and a fun atmosphere - buffet style so you can get in and out quickly. I have gotten dry meat sometimes, as another reviewer commented, but have found you can exchange it for a different selection, all you have to do is ask! Give Buster's a try - you'll be glad you did.

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★★★★★

I love this place and frequent the Milwaukie location as well. They have great food and a fun atmosphere - buffet style so you can get in and out quickly. I have gotten dry meat sometimes, as another reviewer commented, but have found you can exchange it for a different selection, all you have to do is ask! Give Buster's a try - you'll be glad you did.

Pros: Great food

Cons: I can't eat there as much as I want!!!

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Buster's is (sort of) Texas style barbeque and in Texas it would rate at the lower end of mediocre but there the competition is fierce and here in Portland not so fierce. Campbells's, My Brothers's, and others are every bit as good or better across the board. The Milwaukie location seems to be the best followed by Gresham. I have eaten at them all and the Tigard location has the worst service and food of any Buster's. The brisket was dry, so was the ham, the sausage better but over cooked, the pecan pie soggy, there was that overcooked barbeque sauce odor/flavor to the meat, the service was unfriendly and not very good. I love barbeque or I'd rate the Tigard location as 2-3 out of 10 and the Milwaukie location as 5-6. If you are a Texas style barbeque fan Milwaukie Buster's is a 7 maybe an 8 on a good day and Tigard maybe 3-4 at best. The links are pretty good most of the time, the sauce is Texas style and okay but not really great like some Memphis barbeque.

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★★★☆☆

Buster's is (sort of) Texas style barbeque and in Texas it would rate at the lower end of mediocre but there the competition is fierce and here in Portland not so fierce. Campbells's, My Brothers's, and others are every bit as good or better across the board. The Milwaukie location seems to be the best followed by Gresham. I have eaten at them all and the Tigard location has the worst service and food of any Buster's. The brisket was dry, so was the ham, the sausage better but over cooked, the pecan pie soggy, there was that overcooked barbeque sauce odor/flavor to the meat, the service was unfriendly and not very good. I love barbeque or I'd rate the Tigard location as 2-3 out of 10 and the Milwaukie location as 5-6. If you are a Texas style barbeque fan Milwaukie Buster's is a 7 maybe an 8 on a good day and Tigard maybe 3-4 at best. The links are pretty good most of the time, the sauce is Texas style and okay but not really great like some Memphis barbeque.

Pros: Milwaukie only- chopped beef sandwich (lunch only), links, pecan pie.

Cons: Tigard-Dry meat, overcooked almost burned, bad attitude, poor service.

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Sides are good too

1
★★★☆☆

Sides are good too

Pros: Good chicken

Cons: sauce

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After the last experience I had at Buster's in Tigard, I know I don't want to go back. While the Quality of the food was ok, at best, the service we received was horrable!(And thats putting it as mildly as I can!) While I was in the middle of eating my meal, a worker, who didn't speak a word of english, so it seamed, decided I was done with my plate, at took it away from me, while I was eating. When the person who claimed he was the manager, was finally found, and told of the problem, he didn't have the professional courtesy to say he was sorry, or offer to do anything to fix the situation, He acted like it was no big deal at all. That is unexceptable!

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★☆☆☆☆

After the last experience I had at Buster's in Tigard, I know I don't want to go back. While the Quality of the food was ok, at best, the service we received was horrable!(And thats putting it as mildly as I can!) While I was in the middle of eating my meal, a worker, who didn't speak a word of english, so it seamed, decided I was done with my plate, at took it away from me, while I was eating. When the person who claimed he was the manager, was finally found, and told of the problem, he didn't have the professional courtesy to say he was sorry, or offer to do anything to fix the situation, He acted like it was no big deal at all. That is unexceptable!

Pros: If you want to experience the worst in service

Cons: Everything

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The food was okay, but I didn't like the fact that I had to get in line like I used to in high school. The barbeque was somewhat dry.

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★★★☆☆

The food was okay, but I didn't like the fact that I had to get in line like I used to in high school. The barbeque was somewhat dry.

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This is Southwest Barbeque, not that Tennessee stuff slathered in sauce. It is surprisingly good and compares with the average Texan fare. Anyway, cheaper than a ticket to Llano, Tx.

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★★★★☆

This is Southwest Barbeque, not that Tennessee stuff slathered in sauce. It is surprisingly good and compares with the average Texan fare. Anyway, cheaper than a ticket to Llano, Tx.

Pros: Southwest barbeque, Sides, Value

Cons: drive to Tigard

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The best BBQ sauce I have ever had in my life. The beef brisket, sausage, and turkey are great. Very good value and the closest a oregonian will ever come to real Texas BBQ.

PROS: Great food great price
CONS: none

5
★★★★★

The best BBQ sauce I have ever had in my life. The beef brisket, sausage, and turkey are great. Very good value and the closest a oregonian will ever come to real Texas BBQ.

PROS: Great food great price
CONS: none

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I go to bar-b-que restaurants for one reason the meat, sides are sides; if if you are from Dallas/Houston/or San Antone' and have particiapted (competed!?) in many rib and brisket cook-offs; there baby backs and brisket are the best I have had in the "city", shame they are in Tigard and not Portland, beyond that, folks, this is the real deal!

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★★★★☆

I go to bar-b-que restaurants for one reason the meat, sides are sides; if if you are from Dallas/Houston/or San Antone' and have particiapted (competed!?) in many rib and brisket cook-offs; there baby backs and brisket are the best I have had in the "city", shame they are in Tigard and not Portland, beyond that, folks, this is the real deal!

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This place has great food at a great price and wonderful atmosphere..The customer service has always been really good and the drinks great too..Looking for great food and not want to spend alot go here!

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★★★★☆

This place has great food at a great price and wonderful atmosphere..The customer service has always been really good and the drinks great too..Looking for great food and not want to spend alot go here!

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If you're looking for something awesome, get the two-meat dinner with brisket and baby backs. Then mix a little sweet sauce with a little hot sauce together, and you will be eating the best barbecue in Oregon bar none! The food absolutely rocks!

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★★★★★

If you're looking for something awesome, get the two-meat dinner with brisket and baby backs. Then mix a little sweet sauce with a little hot sauce together, and you will be eating the best barbecue in Oregon bar none! The food absolutely rocks!

Pros: Tender meat, Nice workers

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Yee Haw, barbeque. The food was average for BBQ.. The chicken was good, the pork ribs were pretty darn tasty, but please, stay away from the beef ribs. I dont know if i've ever had good beef ribs, but i sure didnt like these. Ohh, and all BBQ has fat on it. It kinda gives it flavor... Busters had a pretty good meat to fat ratio.

2
★★★★☆

Yee Haw, barbeque. The food was average for BBQ.. The chicken was good, the pork ribs were pretty darn tasty, but please, stay away from the beef ribs. I dont know if i've ever had good beef ribs, but i sure didnt like these. Ohh, and all BBQ has fat on it. It kinda gives it flavor... Busters had a pretty good meat to fat ratio.

Pros: Easy

Cons: Weak sauces, Lack of wet naps

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I used to live in Texas and the best barbecue restaurants there are just like Buster's.

If you're disappointed with Campbell's and Reo's (real barbecue is not baked ribs with sauce on it) I think that you'll really like Buster's. Buster's also uses higher-quality ingredients than other places. You won't have to throw half of your dinner away because it has too much fat on it or because it's too tough to eat.

One little bit of trivia: Pres. Clinton and Pres. Bush eat at Buster's when they come to Portland.

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★★★★★

I used to live in Texas and the best barbecue restaurants there are just like Buster's.

If you're disappointed with Campbell's and Reo's (real barbecue is not baked ribs with sauce on it) I think that you'll really like Buster's. Buster's also uses higher-quality ingredients than other places. You won't have to throw half of your dinner away because it has too much fat on it or because it's too tough to eat.

One little bit of trivia: Pres. Clinton and Pres. Bush eat at Buster's when they come to Portland.

Pros: high-quality meat, family-friendly, inexpensive

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Busters has the best baby back ribs I've ever had with only one exception. My own. Tony Romas is a joke.

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★★★★★

Busters has the best baby back ribs I've ever had with only one exception. My own. Tony Romas is a joke.

Pros: relaxed, value, quick

Cons: dont dress up

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The best BBQ in this half of tthe counrty!!! Put Tony Romas in the grave, Buster's did them in!!

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★★★★★

The best BBQ in this half of tthe counrty!!! Put Tony Romas in the grave, Buster's did them in!!

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Buster's was not all people think it to be. It was the first restraunt I went to where I felt like I could go to dinner somewhere else after because I hardly ate anything. The only thing they have going for them is the barbeque feel to it.

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★★☆☆☆

Buster's was not all people think it to be. It was the first restraunt I went to where I felt like I could go to dinner somewhere else after because I hardly ate anything. The only thing they have going for them is the barbeque feel to it.

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Leave the white gloves but bring the towelettes.
The best spareribs this side of Fort Worth with good side dishes too. A cafeteria style restaurant which may not suit Aunt Agatha but great fun and economical.

2
★★★★★

Leave the white gloves but bring the towelettes.
The best spareribs this side of Fort Worth with good side dishes too. A cafeteria style restaurant which may not suit Aunt Agatha but great fun and economical.

Pros: great ribs, thrifty, fun

Cons: not for gourmands

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Yes, Virginia, there is a barbeque place that concentrates on the flavor of the meat,rather than disguising mediocre protein with super-sauce...and
that place is Busters! (especially the Gresham restaurant)..We once strayed to Campbells,and I spent the rest of the night apologizing to my friends and family...You know Busters has got the right stuff when Clinton waits eagerly in DC for his,but better yet when your loved one's eyes light up like
Christmas morning at the mere mention of going to this wonderful,wonderful place for carnivores...

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★★★★★

Yes, Virginia, there is a barbeque place that concentrates on the flavor of the meat,rather than disguising mediocre protein with super-sauce...and
that place is Busters! (especially the Gresham restaurant)..We once strayed to Campbells,and I spent the rest of the night apologizing to my friends and family...You know Busters has got the right stuff when Clinton waits eagerly in DC for his,but better yet when your loved one's eyes light up like
Christmas morning at the mere mention of going to this wonderful,wonderful place for carnivores...

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I'd been disappointed at Buster's before, but was pretty happy with Sunday nights results.
I had the bristket (dry but not bad) and babyback ribs that were good. The sides of potato salad and BBQ beans were great.
She had the sausage and enjoyed it quite a bit. Also loved her sides. Considering she lived in Texas for 3 years and grew up in the south and said "this is good BBQ" they must be doing something right.
The sauces are a little sweet, but I do like them.
Good BBQ.

2
★★★★☆

I'd been disappointed at Buster's before, but was pretty happy with Sunday nights results.
I had the bristket (dry but not bad) and babyback ribs that were good. The sides of potato salad and BBQ beans were great.
She had the sausage and enjoyed it quite a bit. Also loved her sides. Considering she lived in Texas for 3 years and grew up in the south and said "this is good BBQ" they must be doing something right.
The sauces are a little sweet, but I do like them.
Good BBQ.

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This is one of the best of the best. It rivals Bubba's Barbeque for the best. This is a great stop for lunch or dinner. The side dishes are the best.

2
★★★★★

This is one of the best of the best. It rivals Bubba's Barbeque for the best. This is a great stop for lunch or dinner. The side dishes are the best.

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Once again, just mediocre. I suppose when exposed to the rest of BBQ in Portland it would be considered good, but travel a little and then become dissatisfied.
I stick to my origional review:

When I first moved to the area and told people I lived in Tigard, many said "Oooh Buster's". Tried it a couple times and have to say I'm not all that impressed. Amid the fast food haven Tigard is, I suppose it is better. But overall the food is average, less than average at off-peak hours.

1
★★★☆☆

Once again, just mediocre. I suppose when exposed to the rest of BBQ in Portland it would be considered good, but travel a little and then become dissatisfied.
I stick to my origional review:

When I first moved to the area and told people I lived in Tigard, many said "Oooh Buster's". Tried it a couple times and have to say I'm not all that impressed. Amid the fast food haven Tigard is, I suppose it is better. But overall the food is average, less than average at off-peak hours.

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I am not a big fan of meat--barbequed or not, but Buster's is different. Maybe it is the sauce, but I love the food.

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★★★★★

I am not a big fan of meat--barbequed or not, but Buster's is different. Maybe it is the sauce, but I love the food.

 

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